BMW Group Korea said on April 4 it has recalled 94 percent of its vehicles that use faulty parts in the wake of dozens of engine fires last year.
The carmaker said it has has fixed the faulty exhaust gas recirculation coolers and pipes in 102,468 vehicles, or 96 percent, of 106,000 affected BMW models in the first round of recall that began in August last year.
In the second round of recalls that started in November, the carmaker fixed 59,987 units, or 91 percent, of 65,000 affected BMW and Mini models, it said.
In the January-March period, BMW Group Korea saw its BMW and Mini model sales plunge 51 percent to 10,136 units from 20,677 in the year-ago period, according to the Korean Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.
BMW Group sells BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce models in Korea, which are now subject to the lemon laws.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)